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ERIC Number: EJ835444
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-1052-6846
Transformative Leadership for Social Justice: Concluding Thoughts
Tillman, Linda C.; Brown, Kathleen; Jones, Franklin Campbell; Gonzalez, Maria Luisa
Journal of School Leadership, v16 n2 p207-209 Mar 2006
Throughout this issue, the authors have sought to bring to the forefront curriculum content and pedagogical approaches that advance effective teaching of social justice in educational administration programs. They have gathered, from professors in educational leadership programs across the country, curriculum designs, formats, and activities that address teaching social justice leadership. They have compiled effective instructional strategies that increase student awareness and undergird their activism for social justice as future educational leaders. In addressing what is fair and just, the authors contend that one must reach beyond the legal and pragmatic and travel down the path of what is ethical and moral. A journey of this nature emphasizes a willingness to be disturbed at the very foundation of one's beliefs from which one's worldviews are cast. It is in the ethical arena that ideals of societal fairness are whet and new assumptions of the way things "ought to be" arise. The authors assert that educational leadership programs must establish learning environments that assist aspiring school leaders in agitating and disturbing their values and beliefs in an effort to unshackle themselves from traditions of entitlement and privilege. Through examination of historical events, self-reflection, critical discourse, and dialogue, aspiring educational leaders can develop a critical consciousness poised to engage schools in the pressing change to meet the academic and affective needs of each child.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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